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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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JPMorgan names new GC for Emea territories

JPMorgan has appointed Karen Linney to the newly created role of general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea). JPMorgan has appointed Karen Linney to the newly created role of general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea). The promotion comes as the investment bank ramps up its senior legal capability […]

Clifford Chance and Macfarlanes wade into Rio Tinto battle

Clifford Chance and Macfarlanes have won key roles in battle for control of Rio Tinto, the UK-listed mining giant. Last week Rio saw 12 per cent of its London shares snapped up by Chinese rivals Chinalco and US aluminium group Alcoa, in an audacious $14bn (£7.1bn) dawn raid. Chinalco was represented by Clifford Chance, led […]

Cadwalader first US firm to post faltering figures

Cadwalader has posted a 6 per cent fall in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for 2007. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has posted a 6 per cent fall in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2007 financial year, making it the only US firm so far to report a decrease in bottom line […]

Dentons secures St Petersburg alliance

Denton Wilde Sapte has become the first London law firm to secure coverage in St Petersburg after forming an alliance with Duvernoix Legal. • Denton Wilde Sapte has become the first London law firm to secure coverage in St Petersburg after forming an alliance with Duvernoix Legal. Dentons confirmed the tie-up last week as it […]

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